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Thanks for the encouragement .... I just wanted the touche to get used to cycling. I did do the hill intervals so that I could challenge myself. I wasn't sure how hard core people can be in counting it as saddle time.
We have had beautiful weather here which would have been great for riding. I really miss the bike.
I think I might start up a bike rental business near big metro areas by hotels because of this LOL Do you think I have any takers???
It definitely counts! Saddle time is saddle time. I'd take the distances and speeds with a pinch of salt though - I find I go much faster (apparently) on a stationary bike.
I can't stand the stationary bikes in the gym myself, so if I'm out of town I'll generally run. A spin bike is better but nothing beats your own bike, even if it's on the trainer.
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Jim: I have a stationary bike with arm pulls! Yes..stationary bikes certainly count!! Here in upstate NY where we got frost last night and continuous rain all day..we ride inside!! Check out the 'Spin Clubs'!! They ride hundreds of miles and the 'bike' doesn't move an inch! Keep up the good work!
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I regularly mix in stationary workouts with regular riding, otherwise I wouldn't get nearly as much saddle time in. I tend to focus on hours ridden and don't worry about the mileage as it's typically just a result of how many hours you put in and what kind of riding you do. This is particularly true with mt. biking as the terrain can cause wide variation on how many miles you cover.
Be sure to throw some intervals or something in to change it up and keep from getting bored.
Of course!! If you were at home on a trainer that would count wouldn't it? Obviously stationary bikes don't have quite the same feel as a regular bike, but cardio is cardio....if you got your heart rate up into cardio range I say it definitely counts!
at getting in some miles!!
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I certainly would--esp since it is hard to get in cardio time while traveling, Mary
I'm off to my ___dance____ lesson!
Since I'm out of town on business .... I rode a stationary bike for an hour and got 22.4 miles at the hotel's fitness center. Can I count this time as time in the saddle????